I recently read something which may explain why that person did something which is equivalent to a (virtual / online) snub.
But then, I read this piece by a blogger whose sentiment on how the world treats half of the human population is one I share, and this struck me: “Write because you are the only person who has lived your particular life, and this has shaped your thoughts in such a way that you are the only one on this planet capable of expressing a thought in your own particular way.”
I may have strong opinions on some things which others can always dismiss (or ridicule) as ‘overreacting’ or ‘making an issue out of the smallest things’, but here’s the thing: my opinions are based on my observations and experiences in my own life which no one else has lived. So, write I will.
Weddings are once in a lifetime, yet they are but one out of the many things that happen in a lifetime. The wedding would come and go, but the marriage that comes after would (hopefully) last a lifetime, and the way the world treats half the human population would last many many lifetimes.
So, my writing may not be for everyone (and you may eliminate me from your reading list if you so wish), but I know there are other souls out there who would agree with me, or even if they don’t at first, they are willing to challenge the ways they have been taught, or socialised, to look at life and the world. So, write I will.
Write because you have something to say.
Write because you’ve always wanted to.
Write because you only just realized that you might die next week, or tomorrow, or five minutes from now, and you want to leave something behind for posterity.
Write because you have a secret fire burning inside of you and the only way that you can fan the flames is by sharing your thoughts with someone else.
Write because you’re bored and don’t have anything better to do.
Write for yourself.
Write for other someone else, or maybe everyone else.
Write because you love seeing your stats counter surge every time you post something. Write because nothing satisfies you quite so much as seeing others share what you’ve written. Write because you like the attention; there’s nothing wrong with liking the attention.
Write because it fills the emptiness in your heart or your soul or your pancreas…
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